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A day for lying in

虚誕妄説 kyo.tan.mou.setsu Literally: empty – birth / arbitrary – delusion – explanation Alternately: Groundless remarks. False statements. Talking nonsense; making irresponsible comments; shooting off at the mouth. Notes: This is another two-two-character-compound-compound: 虚誕 refers to not just falsehoods but exaggerated … Continue reading

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Scattered in the winds

I’m surprised it took me this long to get around to this one…. 支離滅裂 shi.ri.metsu.retsu Literally: branch – separate – destroy / perish – tear apart Alternately: The things someone says, or writes, or says and does, make no sense. … Continue reading

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